Georgian-Turkish Co-Prod Sessions Highlight Batumi Fest

BATUMI: The eighth edition of the Batumi art-house fest (BIAFF), running 15-22 September, will host talks by key players for its industry panel on paving the way for more Georgian-Turkish…

Georgians Score in Locarno's Open Doors Development Slate

Alexander Kvatashidze's Georgian/French/Estonian/Netherlands war documentary See you in Chechnya (Lokokina Studio, Exitfilm, Estonia) has taken top honors in the Locarno IFF industry event Open Doors, winning its production award of…

First Caucasus Docu Fest Seeks Filmmakers

TBILISI: Ciné-DOC, the region's pioneering documentary IFF, launching 15-20 October, has announced its submission deadlines for the international competition section and the Focus Caucasus screenings.

Georgia Backs Competition for International Co-Production

The Georgian National Film Center has announced the winning entry in its race for local full-length feature best suited to go into international co-production in 2013. Competition, directed by Dito…

Georgia Aims at Eligibility for Creative Europe Plan

European Commission officials have announced that countries bordering the union, including Georgia, could fully participate in the Creative Europe arts and culture funding program as soon as January if they…

Georgian Projects Headed for Development Coaching

Five promising projects have been chosen by the Georgian National Film Center for development assistance in the form of training at the Microschool International, a three-day program run by the…

Georgia's Tatishvili honoured as French Chevalier

TBILISI: Georgian producers are studying up on the French system of film support, under the tutelage of Eric Garandeau, president of the French Film Center (CNC), who on Saturday presented…

Georgia Selects EAVE Projects

Five film projects and six individuals without projects have been chosen to participate in a Mini-EAVE training session which will take place in Georgia.

FESTIVALS: Batumi Announces 2013 Workshops

PRAGUE: The Batumi International Art-house Film Festival (BIAFF) will host two film workshops during the festival, which runs 15-22 September 2013.

FNE at Cannes FF 2013: Georgia at Cannes Film Market

For the sixth time, on May 15-26, 2013 Georgian pavilion will be open in Cannes (#105, Village International).

EFP Producers on the Move 2013: Zaza Rusadze

TBILISI: The young Georgian director and producer Zaza Rusadze (born in 1977) has plenty of projects in the pipeline.

Five Georgian Films Selected for Open Doors 2013

PRAGUE: Georgia will present five projects at the 2013 edition of Open Doors coproduction lab taking place 10-13 August at the Locarno film festival.

FESTIVALS: Georgian Bloom Wins Record Setting goEast

WISEBADEN: In Bloom, a Georgian/German/French coproduction directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross, won the 10,000 EUR Best Film prize at 13th edition of goEast (10-16 April 2013), which attracted…

Nana Janelidze Appointed Director of Georgian National Film Center

TBILISI: Film director Nana Janelidze was appointed as Director of the Georgian National Film Center on 25 March 2013 by the Georgian Minister of Culture and Monuments Protection based on…

Tatishvili Departs GNFC

TBILISI: Tamara Tatishvili left her her position as Director of the Georgian National Film Center on 25 February 2013 upon the completion of her three year term.

FNE at Berlinale 2013: Forum: In Bloom

BERLIN: In Bloom, a debut by Georgian scriptwriter and director Nana Ekvtimishvili and co-directed by German Simon Gross, is another Georgian flower that has bloomed from the carefully nurtured garden…
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FNE at Berlinale 2013: Georgian National Film Center at The 63rd Berlinale

Information Courtesy of Georgian National Film Centre BERLIN: Georgia participates in several sections of the 63rd Film Festival in Berlin. Zaza Rusadze’s feature debut A Fold in My Blanket participates…

FNE at Berlinale 2013: Panorama: A Fold in My Blanket

BERLIN: Georgian director Zaza Rusadze’s A Fold in My Blanket opened the Panorama section of the Berlinale with one of the new crop of interesting films now coming out of…
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PRODUCTION: Epic Begins Shooting in Tbilisi

TBILISI: Epic, a UK/German/Russian/Georgian coproduction directed by Ben Hopkins, began principal photography in Tbilisi in late January.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Georgian Documentary at Sundance

The Georgian documentary "The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear" will screen in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the Sundance IFF.